Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Boy, I've got mail.....

The mail came today and my mailbox was leaning with the weight of all the catalogs contained within. Lawdy, lawdy, I was amazed. After getting the wheelbarrow to bring in no less than 1900 catalogs and various pieces of other mail, I made a pot of coffee and settled down to peruse my stash. 7 catalogs from different places that sell shoes. 3 toy catalogs, 9 catalogs that sell clothes, 3 different catalogs from the same store, 1 jewelry catalog, 1 catalog that sells pajamas (for $50 apiece those suckers better be made out of gold), 3 selling food baskets and/or flowers, 2 that sell unique items (omg.... I just looked in one of them and found an ornament that says, "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain."......so THAT'S what's wrong with me!), 1 that sells dishes, 1 selling misc. items, 1 selling dolls that look like your child (kinda spooky, me thinks), 1 natural food catalog and a partridge in a pear tree.

This time of year is when my house gets out of control. I save these books for "when I have time" to look at them and pretty soon I've got the equivalent of the national forest in paper products. Sigh. I know I shouldn't complain because it IS easier for me to order things rather than go to the ...... shudder......mall. But, anymore, there are just TOO MANY choices. And I also know that if I throw them out, I will find that I just HAVE TO HAVE an item that was featured in one of them. You know I'm right.

The various other pieces of mail consisted of 1 bill, 3 offers of life insurance in case I croak before I get my loan paid off (but they won't say how much this is going to cost me....they want MY PHONE NUMBER so they can call me. HA, not on your sweet bippy) and the rest were requests for donations, none from places I'd heard of before. Oh, and a thank you and receipt for my recent TOYS FOR TOTS donation.

Not because my daughter used to be a mail carrier, but my heart really DOES go out to them this time of year......especially the ones who have a walk route. Your back-breaking work IS appreciated, even if your boss doesn't acknowledge it. Honest.

8 comments:

mapiprincesa! said...

Wow. That is a helufa lotta mail.

My UPS man has been busy...!!! That can only mean good things, right?

Enjoy your snow, don't shovel too hard...

Ordinary Janet said...

I like to look through catalogs during TV commercials. The ones that get me are kitchen stuff and tools for around the house. They look sooooo useful! Last night I was looking at a jewelry catalog Mom got from the Danbury Mint (we've never ordered from them, wonder how we got on their mailing list?) I liked looking at the photos of pretty, shiny things but didn't see anything I'd care to have for myself. Well, I didn't see anything I'd care to have for myself that I can afford. ;-)

Golden To Silver Val said...

yes, mapi ~ supposedly good things come in UPS packages. I know I sure run them ragged the month of Dec. with my Christmas buying.

Janet ~ that's the same jewelry catalog I received yesterday...from Danbury Mint. Don't know where they got MY name either.

fiwa said...

I just saw something yesterday about a service you can pay $15 to and they will help reduce your junkmail. And you can opt-in for any catalogs you do want to get. I think I'm going to sign up - it's called Green Dimes.

SOUL: said...

i like to look through catalogs---just to window shop though---i'm too cheap to pay postage on that stuff !
but it just may get easier this year.
little more money--- little more hatin on --- well everything
:))

happy wednesday!

mapiprincesa! said...

um...yeah, my catalogues just came today. Thought you might want to know...! :) No s-word yet, though...

simonsays said...

Because I buy most of what I buy at all online, I get tons of catalogs in the mail, too. I often think that our mail carrier must HATE us. And I try to at least look at them, but anymore, there are so darned many, I just throw them away when they show up. Then I really feel bad.

Have a good day today!

SOUL: said...

did i mention my kid is a pices ???

i REALLY feel for you parents :))

have a happy day today!